India has the largest railway network in the world, carrying more than 25 million passengers daily and connecting more than 7,000 stations.
The Rajdhani Express is one of the legendary long-distance trains that cross it from one corner to the other, thus facilitating economical transport in a country/continent where distances are enormous. It is the train with priority in all stations, and connects the largest and most important cities of India, such as Calcutta, Bombay, Bhubaneswar or Chennai among many others.
The Rajdhani Express covers the journey between Bhuvaneswar, in the east of the country, and the capital, Delhi, in about twenty-four hours. The Cochin Express, travels from north to south through Calcutta, the Shatabdi is one of the fastest and most prestigious with a speed of 110 km/h. One of the most special is the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also called Toy Train because of its small size. Built in 1879, it climbs to the foothills of the Himalayas in Darjeeling and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.